Florida SARC moves to SPCA Florida!
Florida State Animal Response Coalition is a ten-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery for emergencies that involve companion animals. Florida SARC is moving to SPCA Florida, starting September 1 2021. Our goal is to carry on the professional standards set in place, and to expand the training of volunteers throughout the state for disaster response.
SPCA Florida will take the necessary time to plan and expand on the current curriculum. Full roll-out is expected this year.
Message from Florida SARC's Consie Von Gontard
Florida SARC is moving and changing in big ways!
Florida SARC (Florida State Animal Response Coalition) will be merging with SPCA Florida beginning September 1st, 2021. This merger will bring with it greater depth in the organization and an organization that is dedicated to growing Florida SARC and moving it forward to new heights.
It has been an amazing 10 yrs and we have accomplished goals beyond our expectations, but there is more to do, and SPCA Florida is the perfect organization to bring these goals a reality. I will be stepping down from my position as the President of Florida SARC. Yes, it is time for me to retire! It has been an honor to work with our amazing team of volunteers. I will cherish the past 10 yrs. working with you all and I thank you for your continued dedication to our organization.
I am very excited for the future of Florida SARC under the management of the amazing SPCA Florida. Here’s to a new future for all of us!
Consie von Gontard
Founder of FL SARC
SPCA Florida's Shelley Thayer on the Florida SARC merger
SPCA Florida is expanding our reach of support for animals throughout the state of Florida who need care during emergency conditions. The merger of FL SARC (FL State Animal Response Coalition) into SPCA Florida (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an honor and a dedicated commitment. Our goal is to carry on the professional standards set in place by FL SARC and to expand the training of volunteers throughout the state for disaster response.
In preparation to take over the 10-year-old, FEMA-approved, volunteer training program, SPCA Florida will take the necessary time to plan and expand on the current curriculum. Full rollout is expected this year. In the meantime, SPCA Florida will maintain regular communication with volunteers and supporters.
We are committed to the additional support SPCA Florida will provide for animal welfare. The continuation and growth of FL SARC will not only add emergency response assistance to Polk County residents and animals, but it will also expand support throughout the entire state of Florida.
Executive Director of SPCA Florida